26112022-JTR-01.qxd 11/26/2022 12:08 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE RESIDENTS TO MOVE CENTRAL POLLUTION BOARD OVER STP Residents of localities along the STP at Pholriwal have decided to visit the Central Pollution Control Board. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF 2 BOOKED FOR DOWRY DEMAND Hoshiarpur: The district police have booked two persons accused of dowry harassment in two separate cases. Ruchi of Ashok Nagar had lodged a complaint with the Sadar police, in which she alleged that her husband Tarun Gandhi had been demanding more from her in dowry. She also alleged that when she did not comply, he kicked her out of the house. In the second case, Ritika Pandit of Talwara, has lodged a complaint with the Talwara police against her husband Deepak Sharma. In her complaint, she alleged that her husband used to torture her over his demand for dowry. He eventually threw her out of the house when she did not comply. Further investigation is under way. OC WOMEN AMONG 4 PEDDLERS HELD Garhshankar: The Garhshankar police have arrested four people, including two women, in a case registered under the NDPS Act on November 15. SI Ravinder Singh said, under a campaign launched against drug peddlers, as many as 124 residents of Denowal Khurd village were booked on November 15 on the directions of DSP Daljit Singh. The cops were conducting a check in the area when they nabbed the four suspects — Rachpal, Abhishek, Praveen and Surinder Kaur — all residents of Denowal Khurd. An interrogation of the suspects is underway. OC FIR AGAINST 7 FOR MURDER ATTEMPT Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have booked seven persons on charges of attempt to murder, criminal intimidation and rioting. Investigating officer (IO) Kulwindar Singh said the accused have been identified as Surjit Singh of Pandori Khas, his brothers Bahadar Singh and Gurmukh Singh, and Harcharrat Singh, Rannjodh Singh, Gurbaj Singh, and Jaswant Singh, all residents of Pandori Khas village. Simaranjit Kaur, the wife of Jaswant Singh, has told the police that the accused had attacked her husband on November 23, leaving him seriously injured. The IO said a case has been registered under Sections 307, 323, 341, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC. Further investigation is under way. OC CRUSHING BEGINS IN PHAGWARA Phagwara: The Nakodar Cooperative Sugar Mill on Friday commenced the sugarcane crushing operation for the season, which was inaugurated by Shahkot APP leader Rattan Singh Kakkar Kalan. The Phagwara Sugar Mill - now owned by the Rana Group - will begin crushing sugarcane soon. The Nakodar sugar mill is likely to receive about 17 lakh quintals of sugarcane. The crushing season had begun on November 26 last year. OC PAGE 2 PAGE 3 RANBIR-ALIA BHATT REVEAL DAUGHTER’S NAME AS ‘RAHA’ AMAZON MINITV SET TO RELEASE SECOND SEASON OF CRUSHED Sharing a picture on Instagram, Alia mentioned in the caption that the name was chosen by Neetu Kapoor. MAX 25°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 8°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:25 PM PAGE 4 Created by Dice Media (Pocket Aces), the series will feature Aadhya Anand, Naman Jain, Urvi Singh and others. SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:05 AM SATURDAY | 26 NOVEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR ~32-cr dues not cleared, JDA bans FIR against three for flaunting weapons property registration in 28 colonies Tribune News Service Tribune News Service PROMOTERS IGNORED NOTICES Jalandhar, November 24 Tightening its noose around the defaulter promoters of as many as 28 licensed colonies in Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur districts, the Jalandhar Development Authority (JDA) has issued ban on property registration pertaining to these colonies. JDA Chief Administrator Deepsikha Sharma said the authority had been issuing notices to defaulting promoters of these licensed Jalandhar Development Authority has ❝Thenotices to defaulting promoters of thesebeen issuing licensed colonies to deposit the pending dues amounting to ~32.07 crore. However, the promoters never paid their dues. Deepsikha Sharma, JDA CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR ❞ colonies to deposit the pending fees of EDC, licence fees, SIF, and EWS worth Rs 32.07 crore. However, the promoters of these colonies never paid their dues. Moreover, in line with the directions issued by the state government, the department had issued relaxations to these promoters on rate of interest of 7.5 percent on their default amount, she said. The JDA chief further mentioned 13 test +ve for dengue in dist, tally rises to 388 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 25 The dengue cases in Jalandhar reached 388 today with 13 more testing positive in the district on Friday. Two of the new dengue cases reported today are from other district patients, while 11 are from Jalandhar. Despite the dip in mercury, there hence seems no let-up in dengue cases as of now. Of the 388 dengue cases reported so far, 224 are from urban areas and 164 from rural areas. Notably, exactly 44 cases NO LET-UP DESPITE DIP IN MERCURY have been reported in the past 10 days in the district. On November 15, the district had 344 cases. Even though the cases continue to register a marginal increase every day, the num- ber of people challaned in the district stays put at 27 for the past many days (21 urban and six rural). As many as 13 notices have also been issued to residents regarding dengue-related violations by the MC, Jalandhar. In addition, larvae have been found at 1,894 places during the entire season (1,799 urban and 95 in rural areas). Larvae were also found at two places (both rural) during the random surveys carried out by the Health Department teams today. Continued on Page 2 that the defaulters were also asked to deposit the pending fees in monthly installments through post-dated cheques. Of these, 17 promoters neither initiated any action to clear their dues, she added. Sharma further said keeping in view of the financial loss to the public exchequer, the JDA has asked the DCs concerned to issue orders to concerned sub-registrars to ban property registration in the above mentioned colonies belonging to defaulting promoters. She reiterated that JDA would leave no stone unturned to rein in the practice of unauthorised colonisation in its jurisdiction as a drive against such activities has already been launched by the authority. She said illegal colonies not only caused a huge loss to the state exchequer but also inflicted fraud on the people as residents of these colonies suffer problems due to the lack of basic infrastructure like electricity, road, drinking water, sewerage system besides others. Tribune News Service Hoshiarpur, November 25 The district police have held six smugglers — including a couple — and seized intoxicants and drug money from their possession. The Chabbewal police recently seized 253 grams of heroin, Rs 5,000 in drug money and an electronic weighing scale from a smuggler at a naka in the area. The suspect has been identified as Jasveer Singh of Lehli Kalan. The Chabbewal police nabbed a couple and seized 33 grams of intoxicating powder from them. The couple have been identified as Manjeet Singh and his wife Jinder, both residents of Sarhalan Kalan. The Sadar police, during a special naka, nabbed Gurmel Singh of Nandan and Rijetpal Singh of Bajwara Kalan, and seized 105 grams of intoxicating powder from them. Besides, the Garhshankar police have arrested Sandeep Singh of Beenwal and seized 105 grams of intoxicating powder from him. — OC Paddy stubble set on fire in fields on the outskirts of Kapurthala. FILE FARMERS, OFFICIALS TO BE FELICITATED ❝Farmers who did not burn stubble and officials who diligently performed their duties would be honoured by the administration. Vishesh Sarangal, DC ❞ Besides, farmers who did not burn the stubbles were facilitated by the SDMs at their fields, he added. Saran- Instagram in which he was seen bragging weapons. He posted a selfie posing with various weapons and a case under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered. In Rahon, a man posted a selfie with weapons on his Facebook account. Along with the picture, he posted a caption ‘Feeling super in Rahon’. An FIR was registered against him. With the Jalandhar Improvement Trust not paying any attention to proper disposal of sewage emanating from Surya Enclave, Jalandhar, vacant plots in the posh locality have turned into a water body and new habitat for the aquatic life. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH 6 held with narcotics, drug money take to the malpractice. The DC applauded the role of SDMs, officials, farmers, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Rural Development and Panchayat Department, PPCB and the Education Department in taking care of environment and soil health. The DC said the nodal officers, surveillance teams and supervisors were deployed by the district administration to prevent the stubble-burning. He said officials were regularly visiting the fields to encourage the farmers to avoid burning of crop residue. ACCUSED POSTED SELFIES WITH THEIR ARMS ON SOCIAL MEDIA Thriving on apathy Kapurthala sees 1,275 farm fires, 20% fewer than last year’s figure, claims DC Jalandhar, November 25 With 1,275 cases of stubbleburning reported in Kapurthala district from September 15 to November 21, the district administration today claimed there had been a 30 per cent reduction in the farm fires in Kapurthala district this paddy season. Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal said during the current season, there were 1,275 cases of stubble-burning from September 15 to November 21, which were 1,784 in 2021. He further said incidents of stubble-burning were less than that in 2020, when 1630 cases were reported. Roughly, 509 fewer farmers burned paddy stubble this year in Kapurthala compared to 2021; and 355 fewer in comparison to the figure of 2020. The Deputy Commissioner said the reduction in stubble-burning cases had been possible due to the efforts of the administration in encouraging farmers not to Nawanshahr, November 25 The Punjab Police have been actively taking action against those who are showcasing weapons on social media. Such cases are being witnessed from various districts. Today, in three different cases, FIRs were registered against three men for posting on social media with weapons in Nawanshahr too. The cases have been registered in Sadar Nawanshahr, Balachaur and Rahon blocks. In Sadar Nawanshahr, a man posted his picture on gal announced that farmers who did not burn stubble and officials/employees who had diligently performed their duties would be honoured with appreciation letters by the district administration. The district administration had also organised camps in 180 villages besides creating awareness through vans at block level. Also, the administration said conducting painting competitions of the students on environmental conservation helped in creating awareness against stubble-burning. Contraband seized in NDPS cases destroyed Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 25 The Jalandhar Rural Police, on November 25, disposed of contraband seized in various cases registered under the NDPS Act. Drugs seized in a total of 190 cases registered under the NDPS Act were destroyed today. The drugs included over 4,400 kg of poppy husk and about 2 kg of heroin. Talking to the press, Sawarndeep Singh, SSP (Rural), Jalandhar, said, “The Jalandhar rural police have destroyed drugs seized in 190 cases registered under the NDPS Act at Green Plant Energy Private Limited, Bir Village, Nakodar. The drugs destroyed were 4,407 kg and 350 gm of poppy husk, 3 kg and 435 gm of intoxicant powder, 2 kg and 545 gm of heroin, 900 gm of charas, 9 kg of ganja, 407 injections, 7,181 intoxicant tablets and 3,874 capsules.” The drugs were destroyed under the supervision of the Jalandhar (Rural) SSP and SP (Investigation) Jalandhar (Rural) Sarabjit Singh Bahia. The rural police with the seized drugs in Nakodar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Jagmohan Vij first karate coach from state to become WKF judge-A Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, November 25 Punjab’s internationally renowned karate coach and International Referee Sensei Jagmohan Vij once again made the name of Punjab and India proud at the international level by passing the test of Judge A (Kumite) exams successfully organised by the World Karate Federation at Konya (Turkey) just before the World Karate Championship. This important and prestigious exam was conducted by World Karate Federation’s Referee Commission headed by RC Chairman Sensei Javier Escalante (Sweden), Secretary Sensei Fariba Madani (USA) and Assistant Secretary Natalija Dajcman (Austria). Jagmohan Vij, who passed this examination, is considered among the best referees of India. Born and brought up in Kapurthala, Jagmohan has been imparting karate train- c m y b Jagmohan Vij (left) ing in Hoshiarpur for more than 34 years. It is noteworthy that he was selected among six referees from India for this upgrade exams by the National Karate Federation (Karate India Organization) considering his talent and ability as well as his dedication towards karate. Referees from than 100 countries appeared for the upgrade exams. Jagmohan is the first and only karate coach not only from Punjab but also from the states of Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir to achieve this feat. He has the experience of judge, referee, chief referee and tournament director in more than 56 international and about 220 state and national level competitions held in Hong Kong, Philippines, America, Singapore, Dubai, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Italy, Nepal, France,Thailand and Turkey, apart from India.
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